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  • Marvin Windows and Doors announced the launch of the Marvin Finishes iPad and iPhone app, which allows homeowners and building professionals to build a window or door with a customized interior and exterior finish, and view windows featuring Marvin's new factory-applied stains. The app offers high-resolution, fullscreen stain swatches so users can view options in detail. The Marvin Finishes app... more »
  • Integrity Window and Doors' Wood-Ultrex line from Marvin Windows and Doors was named as Most Efficient in the fiberglass/composite window category by the Environmental Protection Agency for 2013. As part of the EPA’s Energy Star program, Most Efficient products are rigorously tested and achieve an independent certification above and beyond regular Energy Star certification.  Integrity... more »
  • The Department of Energy recognized several MI Windows and Doors products as Energy Star's Most Efficient of 2013. Each year, the Environmental Protection Agency establishes criteria for specific product categories, which have already earned the Energy Star label, to earn the Most Efficient mark.  "We are proud that so many of our windows meet the new Most Energy Efficient 2013... more »
  • Ply Gem Holdings, Inc. announced net sales for 2012 were up 8.4 percent over the previous year, reflecting an improving housing market, particularly in new construction. Looking ahead to 2013, the company expects the new home construction market to show strong growth. "We ... anticipate the repair and remodeling market to demonstrate more modest growth, with big ticket... more »
  • Timeline Vinyl Products' new casement, awning, studio picture and direct set windows―all of which utilize high performance triple-pane glass technology―have received Energy Star Most Efficient 2013 approval. Timeline recently redesigned its casement/awning window to meet the Energy Star performance criteria, widening the glazing shelf area to an optimum size of 1 3/8 inches and installing... more »
  • Vista Window Co. LLC has entered into an agreement to acquire the insulating glass assets and process capabilities of Caliber Glass LLC. Based in Solon, Ohio, Caliber Glass was founded by 30-year industry veteran Mike McHugh, who is currently an owner of smart gas-filling system provider Integrated Automation Systems. In April, Caliber Glass equipment and around eight employees will move to... more »
  • Global Gases America, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dubai-based Global Gases Group FZCO, is nearing completion of its specialty gas fill plant in Bethlehem, Pa. The 12,000-square-foot plant, expected to begin operation June 1, 2013, is Global Gases’ first specialty gas production facility and its first location in the United States. Initially, the Bethlehem facility will focus its... more »
  •   Kensington Windows announced that an ownership group led by its local management team has purchased the company back from Serious Energy, which acquired Kensington in 2009. The window manufacturer will resume business as Kensington High Performance Products Inc., emphasizing its core business of vinyl replacement windows for residential customers.   The new... more »
  •   Vinylmax LLC announced its intent to acquire the assets of Thermolock Mfg. LLC. Both companies are members of the Window Solutions Group. "We are very excited about this acquisition and what it means for Thermolock’s customers," says Laura Doerger-Roberts, president of Vinylmax. "They will enjoy many of the benefits of Vinylmax’s philosophies, our... more »
  • Willi Stürtz Maschinenbau GmbH has been acquired by a private investment firm and will now operate under the name Stürtz Maschinenbau GmbH. The company filed preliminary insolvency proceedings in December 2012. The purchase includes all physical and intellectual property at the Stürtz headquarters in Neustadt/Wied-Rott, Germany, as well as the physical assets of the Stürtz Machinery Inc.... more »